I have a Windows 7 x64 VM. The C: I'd made too small, so had installed gw8hp3 into D:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\GroupWise

Upon executing the gw2012_betarefresh5_97039_client_win_multi.exe and choosing to "Upgrade", I received a stack of missing DLL messages.

Code:
GWMXL1EN.DLL
gwabdgEN.DLL
GWMXL1EN.DLL
GWCLU1xx.DLL
GWMXL1EN.DLL
GWMXL1EN.DLL
gwmsp132.dll
GWDTA1EN.DLL
GWDTA1EN.DLL
GWMLTODLL
After going through all the prompts for these and completing the install, I checked and none of these files had copied to the directory. So, rerunning the .exe I grabed a copy of the extracted "client" directory and manually copied the missing files. Then performing a "Repair" through Control Panel (after returning the "client" directory to the .tmp dir) and not getting any errors, trying to launch GroupWise still results in:

Code:
GroupWise did not initialize successfully. Please run GroupWise Setup, or contact your system administrator.
Exception occurred.

OLE Error 80020009